You need to check out these six amazing homewares designers that I met at the Autumn Gift & Home Fair (AG&HF) this week.
The AG&HF is a trade show where retail buyers go to source stock for upcoming collections. Trade shows like this are wonderful for showcasing Irish design.
Related: A Day at the Autumn Gift & Home Fair
Here are six designers that really stood out for me…(in alphabetical order)
1. Pearse Caulfield from Caulfield Country Boards
When I interviewed Pearse, he told me how he runs the industrial and copper trends through his collection. Watch the interview…
By coincidence, I just featured Caulfield Country Boards a few days ago in a feature about Serving Boards for Epic Wine and Cheese Nights – take a look!
2. Julie from Julie Clarke Candles
Julie has one of these dream lives where she lives by a scenic coastal town on the Wild Atlantic Way and makes candles using scents inspired by her garden. #lifegoals
Watch Julie’s interview…
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3. Chloë from Chloë Dowds Ceramics
Chloë told me about how her handmade porcelain tableware is designed to be as comfortable as possible wherever you’re touching it, for example there’s an indentation under the handle for your finger, the polished base is really soft, and the thin drinking rim has the feel of fine bone china. Watch the interview…
4. Rachel McCann from UNEEK Home Accessories
Rachel told me that her most popular colours at the moment are grey, mustard and vintage heather. Watch her interview…
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5. Sarah McKenna
Sarah told me that she crafts her ceramics with nostalgic patterns. See her products when you watch her interview…
6. James Stewart from Celtic Candles
James told me about how they only use natural ingredients and showed me the new organic collection that comes in apothecary-inspired vessels. Watch the interview…